Training prepares UNCSW delegates to carry the message home

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal delegation representing the church and its policies at the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women gathered on March 22 for an advocacy training designed to empower delegates to take the message home to their dioceses, churches and communities, and to engage others in the effort to “leave […]

Un entrenamiento prepara a las delegadas a la UNCSW para llevar el mensaje a sus sitios de origen

[Episcopal News Service] La delegación episcopal que representa a la Iglesia y sus políticas en la sesión anual de Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición [Jurídica y Social] de la Mujer se reunió el 22 de marzo para un entrenamiento sobre promoción [o defensa] social concebido para capacitar a las delegadas a llevar el […]

Anglican women reaffirm ‘unequivocal commitment’ to stay in communion with each other

[Anglican Communion News Service] Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 2016: 22 March 2016 We as the Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW60), March 2016, have experienced a deep […]

VIDEO: Presiding Bishop preaches during UNCSW Eucharist

‘By empowering women, cultures, societies are lifted up’

[Episcopal News Service] “The key to eradicating most poverty on the planet, aside from programs that help, aside from economic development, which is all obvious, the key is to be found in women,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in a March 17 sermon preached in honor of the Episcopal and Anglican women gathered in New […]

Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls

Event runs parallel to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women session

[Episcopal News Service] By empowering women and girls from the ground up, it is possible to change entire communities: to lower poverty and domestic violence rates and to ensure that girls receive an education. It is even possible to change men. “I believe that economic development will never be a reality unless it reaches women […]

Communion women can help change sisters’ fate, says Anglican leader

Secretary General also challenged: Turn focus away from internal conflict

[Episcopal News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion said March 16 that Anglican and Episcopal women must continue – and redouble – their work to change the fate of women and girls in their communities, including by working with their national and local governments. “Sisters, opportunities are many, but we cannot afford to […]

Las mujeres de la Comunión pueden ayudar a cambiar el destino de las hermanas, dice líder anglicano

El Secretario General también planteó un reto: desvíen la atención del conflicto interno

[Episcopal News Service] El secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana dijo el 16 de marzo que las mujeres anglicanas y episcopales deben proseguir —y redoblar—  su labor de cambiar el destino de las mujeres y niñas en sus comunidades, cooperando incluso con sus gobiernos nacionales y locales. “Hermanas, son muchas las oportunidades, pero no podemos […]

Un panel se concentra en el ‘instrumento de poder del desarrollo sostenible’ para mujeres y niñas

El evento tiene lugar al mismo tiempo en que sesiona la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer

[Episcopal News Service] Empoderar a las mujeres y niñas desde abajo es posible para cambiar a comunidades completas: reducir la pobreza y los índices de violencia doméstica y garantizar que las niñas reciban educación. Incluso es posible cambiar a los hombres. “Creo que el desarrollo económico nunca será una realidad a menos que alcance a […]

‘Women build peace’ but their voices and stories have been ignored

Expert: women must be allowed to claim place in 'big decision-making spaces'

[Episcopal News Service] For centuries and all over the world, women have always worked for peace and, while their skills are more needed now than ever, one peacemaker says women’s stories and their abilities have been discounted and erased. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, co-founder and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based International Civil Society Action Network, told […]

Coverage of Anglican, Episcopal women at the 60th annual UNCSW